“We have 12 men in custody, including the bride. We arrested them at the venue of a planned gay wedding,” an official told AFP.
Abubakar Shekau has said the group carried out the mass killings in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga.
About 30 hostages abducted by suspected members of the Nigerian Islamist group in a deadly cross border raid over the weekend were reportedly freed on Monday after a gun fight with military forces.
Indonesia ignored appeals from international leaders and executed six people, five of whom were foreigners, by firing squad.
Before and after photographs show that nearly 4,000 structures were destroyed in two Nigerian towns during last week’s militant attacks.
The Islamist militant group has expressed support for last week’s terrorist assault on the French satirical newspaper, according to a video posted online. The video could not immediately be verified.
Counter to estimates of nearly 2,000 dead, Nigeria is now claiming only 150 or so people were killed in last week’s assault.
Attacks by militants using explosives strapped to young girls were reported on Saturday and Sunday.
Reports from on the ground indicate as many as 2,000 people may have been killed in the assault.
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The attack happened on Sunday in northern Nigeria, according to CNN.
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New data from the BBC World Service and academics at King’s College London shows that there were more than 600 attacks in 14 countries in the month of November alone.
The assaults, which included bombings and gunfire, are similar to those previously initiated by Boko Haram, police and witnesses told Reuters.
The young girl could face the death penalty if found guilty.
The blasts hit a crowded market in the city of Maiduguri.
This according to a new report, released Tuesday, based on the most comprehensive database of terrorist attacks.
The Nigerian terrorist group arrived in Chibok on Thursday, officials said.
“We have to help people to realize that they should not demonize the undocumented; nobody should be demonized because of their sexual orientation,” said Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski to BuzzFeed News.
At least 48 people — most of them students — are believed to have died after an explosion tore through a school assembly in the northern Nigerian town of Potiskum.
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A new Human Rights Watch report featuring interviews with women captured by Boko Haram details the alleged atrocities committed by the Nigerian terrorist group.
Villagers, journalists and a bishop in northern Nigeria’s Adamawa state say dozens more women and girls have been abducted by militants. The incident is similar to the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in April.
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The World Health Organization has declared the country free of the highly contagious virus after six weeks with no new infections.